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The data, which ends up in the hands of companies from China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and elsewhere, can include location and browsing information.
The sweeping bill has support from both Democrats and Republicans, and will address multiple forms of surveillance.
LexisNexis had taken data from DMVs and then resold it to other organizations that did not have a legally permissible use for the information, the complaint said.
The CBP is buying location data harvested from ordinary apps installed on peoples’ phones.
"Americans’ constitutional rights shouldn’t vanish when the government uses a credit card instead of a court order."
The move comes after Motherboard found the U.S. branch of NSO Group pitched hacking tech to American police.
Yodlee, America’s largest financial data broker, says the data it sells it is anonymous. A confidential document obtained by Motherboard shows people could be unmasked in the data.
Wyden’s questions come after Mozilla removed Avast's and AVG’s extensions for harvesting user data.
You gave them your data in exchange for a driver’s license. DMVs are making tens of millions of dollars selling it, documents obtained by Motherboard show.
Wyden sent letters to AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint urging them to reduce the time that they retain sensitive customer data.
In 2017, two bounty hunters and a fugitive died in a chaotic shoot-out. Shortly after their deaths, someone started tracking one of the bounty hunter's phones.